The Women’s Center understands that education leads to power, and thus works to plan events and programs throughout the year to raise awareness about issues affecting women at Boston College, as well as to celebrate women’s accomplishments both at the University and in the wider community. If you have questions or ideas for an event or program, please email us at


Our Programs

Black Women Matter

The Black Women Matter: A Retreat is a space that serves to provide a sense of community, an opportunity for healing, and a time for celebrating Black Women who are a part of Boston College.


Every year, the WC holds Concerned About Rape Education (CARE) Week during the spring semester to raise awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence on and off campus.


Dish is an open monthly dinner offering students the opportunity to discuss the intersections of race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class, etc., both at Boston College and in the greater world.

Bystander Intervention

This sexual assault prevention program focuses on the importance of prosocial bystander behaviors and empowers students to stand up and speak out to prevent rape and sexual assault.

Res Hall Talks

Res Hall Talks are interactive outlets for students to share their views on relationships, friendships, safety, body image, career planning, and other issues.


Rise is a mentor program that matches small groups of women from the senior class with female faculty and staff members to challenge perceived cultural and social norms that affect women's sense of self.

Sexual Assault Network

The Boston College Sexual Assault Network connects those who have been directly or indirectly affected by sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence with sources of support.

Women's Summit

The Women's Summit empowers attendees by connecting them with a community of classmates, speakers, and guests, and by creating a space in which to have meaningful conversations and share game-changing ideas.